Highland Lakes flirts with 100 before summer ‘cold’ front

Weekend high temperatures will flirt with triple digits with Friday possibly reaching 100 degrees. If you can hold on until Tuesday, a summer “cold” front should ease the heat. According to the National Weather Service, after Friday swelters near the century mark, the mercury should drop a degree or two through Monday. So plan accordingly, […]

Protect your home from wildfire with help of free workshop

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON After Bertram Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Huffstuttler and community volunteer Jane Scheidler attended a recent symposium on wildland urban interface fire protection in Austin, the two couldn’t keep it to themselves. “We looked at each other and said, ‘We need to bring something like this to Bertram,’” Scheidler said. And they […]

Landscaping may delay Lakeside Park opening until September

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS While the city of Marble Falls hoped to reopen Lakeside Park later this summer, landscaping and irrigation work might delay it until September. During its regular meeting July 16, City Council approved a $210,232 bid by Myers Concrete Construction LP to do landscaping and irrigation work. The company is already handling […]

Packsaddle Motel arrest nets suspected major meth dealer

After a yearlong investigation, Llano County deputies arrested a man they believe to be a major meth dealer in Llano and the surrounding counties. Llano County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of Wood Forrest in Kingsland at 7PM on July 10. During the search, the deputies […]

Marble Falls job fair August 9; employers should register now

With the state and national unemployment rates each hovering below 4 percent, employers are competing to find people to fill positions. Considering the Central Texas unemployment rate was below 3 percent for May, it can be even more challenging for Highland Lakes employers. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, the city of Marble Falls, and the […]

High school football season tickets and 2019 schedules

Burnet and Marble Falls high school football fans wanting season tickets to home games can purchase them online or through their team’s athletics office. Marble Falls Mustangs season tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase them online by visiting the school’s athletics webpage and clicking on the appropriate link to the right. Returning season […]

Cadaver dog locates missing Lake LBJ boater’s body

The body of a 44-year-old man who went missing after his boat slammed into a large wave two days prior was recovered July 14 with the assistance of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department cadaver K9. Officials identified the man as Jesse Marcus Estes of Sarita. On July 12, Estes and several other people were […]

LCRA adding solar power for wholesale electricity customers

The Lower Colorado River Authority is turning to the biggest energy source in the solar system to augment its electricity generation portfolio. The LCRA announced July 11 it has signed a contract to add 141 megawatts of solar power to its lineup. Under the contract, the LCRA will purchase the renewable energy from a solar […]

LCRA adding solar power for wholesale electricity customers

LCRA adding solar power for wholesale electricity customers

12 July 2019

The Lower Colorado River Authority is turning to the biggest energy source in the solar system to augment its electricity generation portfolio. The LCRA announced July 11 it has signed a contract to add 141 megawatts of solar power to its lineup. Under the contract, the LCRA will purchase the renewable energy from a solar […]

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UPDATE: Woman found dead in Lake LBJ identified

UPDATE: Woman found dead in Lake LBJ identified

12 July 2019

UPDATE, JULY 15: The woman found dead in Lake LBJ on July 11 has been identified as 50-year-old Karen Rodgers Mykleby of Lubbock. An autopsy was ordered. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the “preliminary report of the autopsy indicated that the victim suffered a medical emergency and succumbed to that emergency causing […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for period of July 8-11

Burnet County Jail bookings for period of July 8-11

12 July 2019

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of July 8-11, 2019, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for period of June 24-July 7

Llano County Jail bookings for period of June 24-July 7

12 July 2019

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of June 24-July 7, 2019, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a […]

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Roddick Tennis Center

Granite Shoals looks to sports facility’s future as Roddick foundation partnership ends

11 July 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO As its partnership with the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation comes to an end, the city of Granite Shoals can now move forward with plans to build a more diverse athletic complex. During the Granite Shoals City Council meeting July 9, city officials announced the end of the partnership. The decision came […]

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Falls Career High School teacher Mike Saenz earns national honor

Falls Career teacher’s customized lessons earn national honor

11 July 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Falls Career High School English teacher Mike Saenz admitted he bounced around in college before deciding education was the path for him. All that bouncing taught him not everyone travels at the same rate to get where they’re going, and it’s a lesson that has helped him as an educator. In June, […]

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Marble Falls theater arts students at international festival

Marble Falls thespians take big stage in ‘hat trick’ year

11 July 2019

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON All dedicated actors hope to get a callback, a chance to perform one more time. And four Marble Falls High School theater arts students, duos Abigail Collard and Charles “C.W.” Hellen and Charles McLean and Gillian Goff, earned that coveted callback at the International Thespian Festival with Collard and Hellen picked to […]

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2018 Central Texas flood

Storm and state hamper Llano County budgeting

10 July 2019

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS In developing the upcoming 2019-20 budget, Llano County officials have had to take into account a number of obstacles. First, the county has spent more than $1.2 million in reserve funds since the October 2018 flood and is unsure when, and how much, will be recaptured from the Federal Emergency Management […]

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